huger

huge

[hyooj or, often, yooj]
adjective, huger, hugest.
1.
extraordinarily large in bulk, quantity, or extent: a huge ship; a huge portion of ice cream.
2.
of unbounded extent, scope, or character; limitless: the huge genius of Mozart.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English huge, hoge < Old French ahuge, ahoge enormous, equivalent to a- a-5 + hoge height < Germanic; compare Old Norse haugr hill (see high)

hugely, adverb
hugeness, noun
overhuge, adjective
overhugely, adverb
overhugeness, noun


1. mammoth, gigantic, colossal; vast; stupendous; bulky. Huge, enormous, immense, tremendous imply great magnitude. Huge implies massiveness, bulkiness, or even shapelessness: a huge mass of rock; a huge collection of antiques. Enormous literally out of the norm, applies to what exceeds in extent, magnitude, or degree, a norm or standard: an enormous iceberg. Tremendous in informal use, applies to anything so huge as to be astonishing or to inspire awe: a tremendous amount of equipment. Immense literally not measurable, is particularly applicable to what is exceedingly great, without reference to a standard: immense buildings. All are used figuratively: a huge success; enormous curiosity; tremendous effort; immense joy.


1. small, tiny, diminutive.


See human.
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huge (hjuːdʒ)
 
adj
Archaic form: hugeous extremely large in size, amount, or scope
 
[C13: from Old French ahuge, of uncertain origin]
 
'hugeness
 
n

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huge
c.1150, apparently aphetic of O.Fr. ahuge "extremely large," of uncertain origin. Expanded form hugeous is attested from 1529.
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